Wasn't the record 38?
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Wasn't the record 38?
Record is 49.
Did 49 last year. DT, taken in the 2nd round by the Chicago Bears.
[W]hen Justin Ernest of Eastern Kentucky set a Combine bench press record with 51 reps in 1999, he wasn’t drafted. And Ernest’s achievement has been forgotten to such an extent that when Oregon State’s Stephen Paea hit 49 reps last year, it was widely reported as an all-time record.
41 is amazing.
That is amazing, but I suspect he's a bit disappointed. He said in the ESPN story on he and Martin that he'd done 39 reps after an entire workout. I suspect he was hoping for a bigger jump. Still, amazing. I hope his potential is seen and translates to an decent draft position.
He's all talk.
When lifting a weight so much less than what you train at you really don't notice as big of a difference between rep #'s fresh than after training. Hitting 39 after a workout does not necessarily mean you can do 10 more fresh.
41 reps is freaking crazy though.. Congrats! Goodluck to MM.
Just like if you go rep a 50 lb bench press to exhaustion. Eventually trying to lift just 50 lbs is just as hard as lifting 500 lbs.
dudes a bigger beast than I thought he already was. Congrats David you will be missed.
The record is actually 51. This is from FOXSports.com:
Justin Ernest of Eastern Kentucky repped 225 pounds 51 times in 1999, but he wasn’t drafted. Ernest’s record was nearly forgotten last year as Oregon State’s Stephen Paea hit 49 reps last year, which was widely reported as the new all-time record.
Just checked. Just for a comparison, Jake Long only did 37 reps (Yes, I'm being facetious).
Molk is a monster. I can't wait to find out what Mike Martin lifts.
Jake's 37 seems more impressive. He has really long arms. Molk has velociraptor arms.
Is there a time limit on this?
No, but the bar needs to stay in your hands. Once it's down, your count is over.
... as fast as possible is recommended.
Someone is getting a real good player lower in the draft- he's going to be a steal!
Colts need OL help and Saturday might retire.
I tried to do a pull-up yesterday and ended up in a shame spiral that culminated with me eating 2 boxes of girl scout Samoa cookies.
41 reps is cool though.
I just bought 3 boxes of those, those are some amazing cookies!
Each GS council chooses which bakery's bid to accept - the bakeries have different names for a few of the cookies, inclusing Samoas/Carmel Delites.
Yes, I am a font of Girl Scout information.(former leader when daughter was younger)
Didn't want to offend Samoans?
I wouldn't want to offend a Samoan.
this is the funniest comment I've seen on here in quite a while.
Sorry if I missed this. What is he doing reps of? Bench press @ 225?
Da. Si. Oui.
Anyone know when MM will lift? Do defensive players workout on different days? Not an NFL fan though as I get older following players seems to pull a guy into it.
Caveman with an informative first post. I sense a deep understanding of irony...
You've found the right place!
it says Molk put up 41 reps in the bench press.
Mike Adams did 19 reps.
Isnt he supposed to be the #1 center in the draft? Yikes
EDIT: Just saw that Peter Konz is #1 center, my mistake
In the last five years only 4 players have put up 41 or more reps... all positions included. Now five.... soon to be six.
Just for context.
When does Martin get to take his turn at reps?
@BarwisMethods said he thinks MM goes on Sunday
... bold of you.
I also feel Molk is not happy with 41 reps, but the fact remains with very few OL left to BP, the next closest is David DeCastro with 34.... Kudos to Molk!!!!
It contains the following:
For comparison, Wisconsin center Peter Konz posted 18 reps in the bench press, and he's projected to be a first-round pick. Konz said shortly after the lift that at the center position, too much shouldn't be made of combine measurables such as bench-press reps. "There's so many variables, I don't chalk it up much," he said. "I try to use my technique, but that's something I'll work out." When asked about Molk's 41 reps -- more than twice what he posted in the same event -- Konz said: "It'll translate a little bit (to NFL play), but at the same time, you need to know what kind of football player a guy is."
Yeah, Rimington, All American, played the Sugar Bowl on one foot. What a silly attempt to cover for the difference in their strength. All truths, to be sure, but weak.
Ooh, I feel emboldened and embiggened today!
I agree with Konz. Strength isn't a big deal for Centers, and especially "pushing straight out with your arms" strength.
Molk is a beast and hopefully he goes somewhere with the opportunity to start within the next couple of years. Also, I really hope the Lions don't draft Mike Adams like I have seen some Mock Drafts projecting. First, he went to OSU which makes him undraftable and Second,19 reps at 225 for an expected first round offensive tackle is pathetic.
Yeah, especially since I did 18 reps at 225 as a senior in high school....
did 24 at the combine. Nothing like a QB being stronger than his supposed protector.
He's an ANIMAL
These SOB's these days is utterly ridiculous. Trenton Richardson makes me feel like the laziest person in the world and I get a few workouts a week in the weightroom and on the track. I first started paying attention to this Combine stuff a few years ago when Vernon Davis was coming out of Maryland; if I recall he put up 42 reps on Bench <--- Totally off the top of my head. I was simply amazed at that, as I couldn't do a single rep @ 225. These athletes are man-bear-freaks now-a-days.
Edit: Yea, why is everything Bold ??
Must be genetics to have this type of muscle strength. Doing 120 lbs, 30 times is difficult. In college I could do 6 to 7 reps of 225, now over 25 years later I'm lucky to do 1 or 2 reps at 225. The strongest kid on our varsity football team could do 12 to 13 reps at 225. Getting over 40 reps is just amazing!!!!
I was able to do 41 reps @ 225 over a two week span.
Here's another AA.com story about Molk's performance:
It's the best performance by a center since online records began being kept for the position in 2005. And what was Molk's reaction as he rose from the bench at Lucas Oil Stadium? "I came off the bench, and I was pissed off," the former Michigan center said. "All the other guys were just like, ‘Oh man that was incredible.’ I was just like, ‘(to hell with) them, it was too easy. Shoulda got way more than that.’ "Everyone thought I was crazy, but it's true because I was slipping around on the bench. I ended up sliding and sliding and sliding all over the place, which killed me, because the more stuck you are on the bench, you can do way more reps. "It’s driving me nuts."